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Friday, January 29, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1185
Have they not seen the birds above them, as they draw in their wings, having spread them--------the Benevolent One holds them up, observing everything. And who is there as a force to help you other than the Benevolent One? The disbelievers are only involved in illusion. Or who is there to provide for you if God stops providing? Yet they persist in presumption and escapism. Then is one who walks bent on his own design better guided, or one who walks for common cause on a straight path? [67: 19 to 22]
Hadith of the Day:
Give the sadaqa without delay for it stands in the way of calamity. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The righteous salaf were as fearful of their good deeds squandered and not accepted as the present generation is certain that their neglect will be forgiven. [Hasan al-Basri]
Guidance of the Day:
Beware of praying against yourself, your children, or any other Muslim, even if they have wronged you. Beware of unjustly harming a Muslim or insulting him. Beware of cursing a Muslim, an animal, an inanimate thing, or any specific person, even if he is a disbeliever, unless you know for certain that he has died a disbeliever, as in the cases of Pharaoh and Abu Jahl, or unless you know that God's mercy will not, under any circumstance reach him, as in the case of the devil.
It has been said that the curse uttered by a person ascends toward heaven but that the gates are locked against it. It then descends to earth, the gates of which are also locked against it, so that it then goes to the one who was cursed, and either finds him vulnerable to it, or else it recoils against its utterer. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
Life is half spent before we know it. It's what you do with your life counts. Life is not a sum of what we are, but what we yearn to be. Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and your shoulders shiver, but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
Flee to the shelter of God's grace. He showers our souls with His grace. When He provides shelter, how can you lack shelter? Fear not; water and fire will become your army. Did the sea not help Noah and Moses? Did it not seek vengeance upon their foes? Was not the fire a fortress for Abraham? Did it not raise the smoke of despair in the heart of Nimrod? [Mawlana Rumi]
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